Jump to content


Welcome to DBSTalk


Sign In 

Create Account
Welcome to DBSTalk. Our community covers all aspects of video delivery solutions including: Direct Broadcast Satellite (DBS), Cable Television, and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV). We also have forums to discuss popular television programs, home theater equipment, and internet streaming service providers. Members of our community include experts who can help you solve technical problems, industry professionals, company representatives, and novices who are here to learn.

Like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community. Sign-up is a free and simple process that requires minimal information. Be a part of our community by signing in or creating an account. The Digital Bit Stream starts here!
  • Reply to existing topics or start a discussion of your own
  • Subscribe to topics and forums and get email updates
  • Send private personal messages (PM) to other forum members
  • Customize your profile page and make new friends
 
Guest Message by DevFuse

Photo
- - - - -

Thinking Of Switching To E*, Need Advice


  • Please log in to reply
27 replies to this topic

#26 OFFLINE   l8er

l8er

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 624 posts
Joined: Jun 18, 2004

Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:34 PM

Netflix doesn't stream HD right now ....

Not true. I've had at least two movies show "HD" just to the right of the progress bar as they were loading, and they definitely looked that good, too. (Using LG BD300 for Netflix streaming).
-GA

...Ads Help To Support This Site...

#27 OFFLINE   l8er

l8er

    Icon

  • Registered
  • 624 posts
Joined: Jun 18, 2004

Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:38 PM

As the the thread title says, I'm debating switching to E* ....

I was a long time Dishnetwork sub until the fall of 2007. DIRECTV was adding Sci-fi HD in time for the season premier of Stargate Atlantis. I did a self install and finished with about 10 minutes to spare before Stargate Atlantis. :D

IMO, the picture quality of SD channels was slightly better on Dishnetwork. I believe the picture quality on HD channels is close to the same on both, while DIRECTV may look better on some TVs. (I'm viewing on a Sony Bravia 60" KDS-60A3000).

So, IMO, all things considered, it comes down to which provider has the channels you want.
-GA

#28 OFFLINE   bonscott87

bonscott87

    Cutting Edge: ECHELON '07

  • Registered
  • 9,809 posts
Joined: Jan 21, 2003

Posted 12 January 2009 - 08:44 PM

Not true. I've had at least two movies show "HD" just to the right of the progress bar as they were loading, and they definitely looked that good, too. (Using LG BD300 for Netflix streaming).


The latest that I just read up is that HD streaming is not available via "watch instantly" queue on the PC. Thus it can't be streamed from there thru PlayOn (or anything else) to your DVR. HD streaming is available thru the "direct" streaming services such as the 360. I apologize for my confusing post above.




Protected By... spam firewall...And...